Did you know that there are some great free and paid apps available for your next New York City event? Check out the list below of some of our favorite apps to make your experience in NYC even better!


It’s the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue: what are we going to do tonight? While going out to eat is a good standby, and there’s usually at least one good movie playing in theaters, repeating this night after night throughout the year can become dull and monotonous.

On the flip side, New York City is filled to the brim with opportunity – so much so, that you may just be paralyzed by trying to make a decision.

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So how do you break out of the rut? We’ve found the 5 best apps for Android to help you navigate local events in NYC, without being overwhelmed by all the options.

I Love NY

I Love NY is the state of New York’s free, official guide to any part of the state, but particularly NYC. Whether you’re looking to find a Broadway play, visit a museum, or even just get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a day or two, this app will help you do it all.

Time Out New York

Time Out New York for Android allows you to find concert tickets, festivals and other live events, as well as stores and places to eat and drink. You can also create your own “Things I Love” section of your favorite places and events. You can share your favorites through the app, and connect with people who love the same things you do to discover even more events!

Goings On: The New Yorker

Looking for events focused on the arts? Then you’ll want to download Goings On from The New Yorker. Find events by borough and browse picks from editors and critics so you know you’re choosing the best. You can even save events to your phone’s calendar directly .


If you have no trouble finding events, but struggle to find events that are worth going to, try the DoStuff app for Android. From concerts to comedy shows to happy hours, each event on this app is recommended by an actual person so you can find the perfect event for your night.


Never lose a ticket again! Eventbrite helps you discover community events in NYC, but also keeps track of your ticket right in the app. Find everything from concerts to festivals and yoga classes to networking events. The more you use the app, the more personalized the recommendations become. You’ll never miss out on an evening of fun!

All of these apps work flawlessly with the NUU Mobile G3+. In the city that never sleeps and offers so much to do, don’t waste your budget on the branding of other phones. The G3+ offers the same high-tech features and beautiful design at a significantly lower price. With a budget-friendly smartphone that still holds the power to keep you connected, you’ll have plenty left over for tickets to the event of your choice!

A hub for theatre, art, nightlife, and cuisine, New York City is a dream destination for any traveler. However, with so much to see and do, fitting it all in without getting lost can range from stressful to downright impossible. Download these great free apps to guarantee a savvy, stress-free, and authentic New York experience.

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There are many apps to guide oneself through New York City public transportation, but HopStop factors in real time changes and delays that make all the difference for any tourist on a tight schedule. HopStop is an extension of one of the first subway direction websites, and notifies users about essentially all modes of transportation based on location. Their trip planner feature not only suggests multiple routes to one’s destination but also factors in walking time and alerts the user to schedule interruptions. Even better, you can save your routes — a helpful feature for locals and those who just can’t wait to return.

Available for iPhone.


If you’re driving to the Big Apple, finding convenient and affordable parking can be a real challenge, but with ParkMe, you’ll never have to circle the block again. ParkMe provides information about parking in garages, lots, and even curbside. Reserve a space in your desired location — even weeks in advance — and avoid surge rates and added-on fees with their emailed confirmation. ParkMe also provides photographs of lots and spaces so that you’ll never get lost. This app even lets users know details about amenities – such as car washes or electrical vehicle charging – they might have never known their lot provided.

Available for iPhone and Android.

New York Pass – Travel Guide

Sometimes the sheer number of things to see and do in New York can get a little overwhelming. New York Pass – Travel Guide understands and has packed all of the best of the city into its free app. The app helps plan your trip by organizing tickets and attractions plus providing information on over 70 hot spots, along with practical tips. The new version of this app even includes an option for budgeting your stay. Another great feature for international travelers — the app doesn’t require Internet connection to work, as most features are offline. Online features actually have a ‘Wi-Fi Only’ mode to prevent accidentally racking up roaming data charges.

Available for iPhone and Android.

Rush hour | © Giacomo Carena/FlickrDowntown NY

This app, created by the Downtown Alliance, is your expert guide to fun events in lower Manhattan. From museums to nightlife, Downtown NY can help you ditch the regular tourist scene and discover little known exhibits or score tickets to cool shows. Many events are free, and others can be found for cheap by searching ‘Downtown Deals,’ which is directly affiliated with local restaurants, bars, museums, and more.

Available for iPhone and Android.

Central Park | © m01229/FlickrCentral Park

Visit one of the most iconic spaces in NYC, in style, thanks to this app created by the Central Park Conservancy. This app includes an index of over 200 things to see and do in Central Park, along with all the tools to get you there, such as an interactive GPS-enabled map for in-Park navigation and up-to-date event listings. You could even listen to celebrity tours of popular locations with the Celebrity Audio Guide — one of the many self-guided touring options. Central Park will also keep you plugged in with live Twitter and Tumblr feeds and information about the Central Park Conservancy, the foundation dedicated to keeping the park beautiful and accessible to all.

Available for iPhone and Android.


If you want to enjoy the best of New York’s culinary scene but don’t know where to start, UrbanSpoon is the app for you. UrbanSpoon will suggest restaurants based on your location, taste, and price range. It even allows you to sort and map options based on their popularity, as well as their distant from you. It’s easy to find menus and important restaurant information, including phone numbers and hours of operation. You can also read reviews by food critics and fellow users to make sure you find the best place for you.

Available for iPhone and Android.


Once you’ve got your heart set on a culinary destination, it’s crucial to make sure you get a seat. UrbanSpoon conveniently links to OpenTable, the app that allows you to make hassle-free reservations. Save a spot at thousands of restaurants in the city, discover open tables near your location or in your dream cuisine, and view top picks by users. OpenTable even offers a Dining Rewards plan where frequent users can accumulate Dining Points for every reservation they honor and earn gift cards and Dining Checks!

Available for iPhone, Android, and Windows.


If you like to live spontaneously, but with style, HotelTonight can help save you from crashing on an old roommate’s futon. HotelTonight finds last-minute deals on rooms that would otherwise go empty in hotels hand-picked for their location and grandeur. Plus, it provides a booking experience specifically designed for mobile users, with bookings made in under 10 seconds flat. Enjoy your freedom – and plush accommodations – without breaking the bank.

Available for iPhone, Android, and Windows.

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If you’re looking to unwind after a long day out on the town, what could be more luxurious than a massage on-demand? Zeel delivers top-quality massages from vetted, licensed massage therapists to wherever you are – a hotel, friend’s apartment, or an Airbnb – in as little as an hour after the time you book. Zeel is available anywhere within the greater New York area from as early as 8 AM to as late as 10:30 PM, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, making it the perfect choice when hotels spas are closed or not part of your stay. The easy-to-use app lets you select the length of your massage, the technique (Swedish, deep tissue, or prenatal) and even the gender of your masseuse/masseur.

Available for iPhone and Android.


This app was created by theatre producers to help find tickets to the best Broadway shows on short notice. TodayTix offers incredible prices on shows up to hours before they run, and even offers lotteries for even steeper discounts on tickets. Once you book, head straight to the front of the line to have a friendly TodayTix concierge guide you to your seat. Avoid waiting in crowded rush lines and enjoy your trip knowing that you’ll still have a chance to see the best of NYC theatre for a fraction of the cost.


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